Glenroy railway station
|Address||Glenroy Road & Hartington Street, Glenroy VIC 3046
|Bicycle facilities||Racks: 5|
|Opened||24 January 1887|
|Electrified||4 September 1921|
|Myki zone||1 & 2 overlap|
|Station status||Premium Station|
|Website||Link, includes timetables|
Glenroy is located between Dowd Place and Hartington Street, with station access from both.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large brick building with an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platform 2 has a smaller brick building. A large Metcard vending machine is located in the waiting area, able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A coin-only Metcard vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 2, as well as inside the waiting area. An underpass is situated at the Flinders Street end of the station.
Glenroy Station features one of the largest metropolitan train station car parks. It has the ability to cater for 700 rail commuter spaces, on both eastern and western sides of the station.
Platforms, services and connecting bus services
- Craigieburn line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
- Craigieburn line - all stations services to Broadmeadows and Craigieburn
Glenroy station opened on 24 January 1887, the railway having opened in 1872 as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. In the 1880s the area was virtually uninhabited country, with the station opening and associated extension of steam operated suburban services to Broadmeadows being driven by the 'Land Boom' in Melbourne of the period and corrupt politicians.
A goods siding was provided in 1908, being extended in 1950 for the nearby flour mill. Hand gates protected the Glenroy Road level crossing until 1965 when boom barriers were provided. The original station buildings were provided in 1886, being reconstructed in 1976, and upgraded to a Premium Station in 1999.
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- "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Heritage Society (Victorian Division)): 310. October 1997.